My fitness regimen is unconventional, but something I am sure many of you must have/ will experience at some point in your life. I say so because I live with my personal trainer, my daughter. Yeah, an eleven month old is these days
incharge in full control of my fitness.
Some of the exercises we do together include:
♣ Floor exercises: She has seen me do the floor exercises on a number of occasions, nowadays whenever we are lying on the bed/floor or anywhere, you can spot Pari repeating most of them. So to keep her entertained I too give her company doing these at every odd and even hour. This also includes rolling on the floor.
♣ Crawling: Till few weeks back I was under the impression that crawling was a stage in the learning and growing up phase of a baby before he/she begins to walk. But the reality is quite different. It is in fact the active exercise regimen that mums of toddlers are forced to follow in order to keep track of what their babies are up to. It might not lead to weight loss but it sure leads to dresses damaged around knee area.
♣ Sprinting: With Olympics around the corner sprinting is one event I am keenly waiting to watch, though I am myself about to become the Usain Bolt of my area with the way Pari keeps shocking me with her blood curdling screams and naughty tricks making me race to pick her up at lightening speed.
♣ Kick Boxing: Though in this, I am a mere punching bag.
♣ Dieting: As in eating food free of oil and other junk foods for Pari makes sure I eat what she eats. My trainer actually keeps an eye on all I eat and actually feeds me from her plate.
♣ Weight training: From picking up Pari atleast 100 times a day for countless reasons to giving her company when she copies my work-out steps with dumbbells. She mimics me using any bottle she can get hold of, if nothing else then her plastic cricket bat is used for the purpose.
♣ Cardio Exercises: The mini heart attacks she gives me every now and then (chasing spiders, ants, lizards, etc.) and other shocks (trying to finger the electricity points) do help me burn calories by raising my heart rate and making me sweat even when AC is on it’s coolest temperature.
♣ Deep Breathing: I get to do this quite a number of times to control that urge to scream when Pari after being stopped a thousand times tries to eat an ant or somehow sneak to the shoe-rack area and tries to gobble up bits of dirt sticking on shoe soles and many other things.
The best part being my trainer is very strict, when she wants me to roll on the floor or be a punching bag , it has to happen else I get scolded by loud screaming and scary tantrums.
I am just waiting for the day-long marathon to begin the day Pari starts walking and running, then in no time I’ll be seen fit to be competing in the forthcoming Asian games.
The song on my mind: Kandhon se kandhe melite hain ~ Lakshya